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Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa's 200 Motels Album
Rock / TV, Stage
Performer: Frank Zappa
Title: Frank Zappa's 200 Motels
Style: Soundtrack, Alternative Rock, Avantgarde, Parody
Year 1981
Country France
Label Liberty
Catalog Number UAS 29 218/9
Genre: Rock / TV, Stage
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 741
MP3 size: 2273 mb
FLAC size: 2267 mb
WMA size: 1456 mb
Record From: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress

Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa's 200 Motels Album


1This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Prologue)0:56
3Tuna Fish Promenade2:30
4She Painted Up Her Face1:42
5Little Green Scratchy Sweaters & Courduroy Ponce1:01
6Dew On The Newts We Got1:10
7I'm Stealing The Towels2:14
8What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning3:27
9Dance Of The Rock & Roll Interviewers0:48
10Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You?3:00
11Janet's Big Dance Number1:18
12Redneck Eats3:03
13Touring Can Make You Crazy2:53
14Magic Fingers3:55
15Motorhead's Midnight Ranch1:30
16Daddy, Daddy, Daddy3:11
17Shove It Right In2:32
18The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts0:41
19The Girl Wants To Fix Him Some Broth1:10
20A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old Boxes1:09
21Would You Like A Snack?1:23
22Dance Of The Just Plain Folks4:39
23Semi-Fraudulent / Direct-From-Hollywood Overture1:59
25The Sealed Tuna Bolero1:40
26Mystery Roach2:33
27Penis Dimension4:35
28This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Reprise)0:59
29Lucy's Seduction Of A Bored Violinist & Postlude4:00
30The Girl's Dream0:55
31Strictly Genteel (The Finale)11:09
32Dental Hygiene Dilemma5:12
33Half A Dozen Provocative Squats1:57
34Lonesome Cowboy Burt
Vocals [The Mothers] – Jimmy Carl Black


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
UAS 9956Frank Zappa 200 Motels ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat)United Artists RecordsUAS 9956US1971
UAS 7045Frank Zappa 200 Motels ‎(LP, Album)United Artists RecordsUAS 7045South Africa1972
UAS 9956Frank Zappa 200 Motels ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat)United Artists RecordsUAS 9956Philippines1971
GX 01-495Frank Zappa 200 Motels ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat)United Artists RecordsGX 01-495MexicoUnknown
DTC-7020Frank Zappa 200 Motels ‎(Cass, Album, Dou)United Artists RecordsDTC-7020UK1972


  • Bass [The Mothers]Martin Lickert
  • Conductor [Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]Elgar Howarth
  • Conductor [The Top Score Singers]David Van Asch
  • Crew [Road Manager]Dick Barber
  • Design [Album Package & Book Design], Illustration [Back Cover]Cal Schenkel
  • Drums [Orchestra Drum Set] [The Mothers]Ruth Underwood
  • Drums [The Mothers]Aynsley Dunbar
  • EnsembleClassical Guitar Ensemble
  • FeaturingThe Mothers Of Invention
  • Featuring, OrchestraThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Guitar [The Mothers], Bass, Producer, Composed By, Orchestrated By, Written-By, Liner NotesFrank Zappa
  • Harmony VocalsThe Top Score Singers
  • Keyboards [The Mothers], Woodwind [Winds]Ian Underwood
  • Keyboards, Trombone [The Mothers]George Duke
  • Leader, Supervised By [Classical Guitar Ensemble]John Williams
  • Management [Bizarre Business]Herb Cohen
  • Mastered ByRL
  • NarratorTheodore Bikel
  • Painting, Illustration [Cover & Poster Design, Illustration]Dave McMacken
  • Photography ByIan Stock, Mark Volman
  • Recorded By, Engineer [Mobile Live Recording]Bob Auger
  • Remix, Engineer [Whitney Overdub & Remix]Barry Keene
  • TechnicianDave O'Neil, Paul Hoff
  • Vocals [The Mothers], Performer [Special Material]Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman
  • Voice [Of The Bad Conscience] [The Mothers]Jim Pons


Partially repressed from the masters of Frank Zappa - 200 Motels
Labels are 'grey' background with multi-color Liberty. Non punch-hole white liners with French 'precaution' warnings in dark grey text.
(Earlier 1979 reissues have either SP 512 [Sonopress] or PM 524 [Pathe Marconi] distribution/manufacture refs on sleeve and different labels)

Sleeve subtitled: "Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Featuring The Mothers Of Invention and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra"
(Note: Zappa makes it clear in the liner notes that not all of the work on this release is as per the film soundtrack). This portion is in French & English text, under the heading "Information".

"This album is dedicated to whoever was in The Mothers" "Don't forget to register to vote".
"Special thanks to Jeff Simmons from all members of the group"

©1971, published by Munchkin Music ASCAP
Produced by Bizarre Productions.

Pressed & manufactured in France.

Live recording facilities: The Mobile Rolling Stones.
Reduction facilities: Whitney Studios.


  • Matrix / Runout (A-side run-out, stamped): M6 330 653 1   29218 A 21
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side run-out, stamped): M6 330 654 1   29218 B 21
  • Matrix / Runout (A&B-sides run-out, 3rd item as handwritten data struck thru): #########
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side run-out, stamped): M6 333372 2   29219 A 21 B
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side run-out, stamped): M6 330656 1   29219 B 21
  • Matrix / Runout (A, B & D-sides, hand-etched): RL
  • Distribution Code: PM 611
  • Rights Society: SACEM/SDRM/SACD/SGDL
  • Rights Society: ASCAP


  • Distributed By – Pathé Marconi EMI
  • Published By – Munchkin Music
  • Recorded At – Rolling Stones Mobile
  • Engineered At – Whitney Recording Studios
  • Printed By – Offset France
  • Pressed By – Pathé Marconi EMI, Chatou – 330653
  • Pressed By – Pathé Marconi EMI, Chatou – 330654
  • Pressed By – Pathé Marconi EMI, Chatou – 330656
  • Pressed By – Pathé Marconi EMI, Chatou – 333372


The 200 Motels soundtrack to Frank Zappa's film 200 Motels was released by United Artists Records in 1971. Like the film, the album covers a loose storyline about The Mothers of Invention going crazy in the small town of Centerville and bassist Jeff quitting the group, as did his real life counterpart, Jeff Simmons, who left the group before the film began shooting and was replaced by actor Martin Lickert for the film. 200 Motels is a 1971 American-British musical surrealist film cowritten by Frank Zappa and Tony Palmer and starring The Mothers of Invention, Theodore Bikel and Ringo Starr. A soundtrack album was released in the same year, with a slightly different selection of music. In 200 Motels, the film attempts to portray the craziness of life on the road as a rock musician, and as such consists of a series of unconnected nonsense vignettes interspersed with concert footage of the Mothers of Invention. Complétez votre collection Frank Zappa. Frank Zappa. 200 Motels 2xLP, Album, Gat. United Artists Records. UAS 9956. Vendre cette version. UAS 29 21819 XD. 200 Motels 2xLP, Album. Overture From Frank Zappa's 200 Motels Purple 7 Vinyl. Enter the password that accompanies your username. Subscribe to Mailing List. Reset your password if you're unable to login. You couldn't call it a classical orchestra version of a rock work, for the original film soundtrack of Frank Zappa's 1971 film 200 Motels also contained a substantial orchestral component, performed originally by no less than the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The film was intended as a kind of rock opera about a touring band that's the title's reference. Frank Zappa : Frank Zappa's 200 Motels,альбом, рецезия, трек-лист, mp3, тексты песен. Background information. Birth name. Frank Vincent Zappa. December 21, 1940. Music World Lyrics F Frank Zappa Albums Frank Zappa's 200 Motels. Frank Zappa Album. Frank Zappa's 200 Motels. CD 1 . 200 Motels. Frank Zappa - 200 Motels 1971. To favorites 2 Download album. Listen album. Avant-Rock Experimental Rock. Songs in album Frank Zappa - 200 Motels 1971. Frank Zappa - Semi Fraudulent Direct From Hollywood Overture. Frank Zappa - Mystery Roach. Frank Zappa - Dance Of The Rock'n'roll Interviewers. Frank Zappa - This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich. Frank Zappa - Tuna Fish Promenade. Frank Zappa - Dance Of The Jus. Like the film, the album covers a loose storyline about The Mothers of Invention going crazy in the small town of. 200 Motels Q&A. Producers Frank Zappa. Writers Frank Zappa. More Frank Zappa albums. Zappatite: Frank Zappas Tastiest Tracks. The Best of Frank Zappa. Show all albums by Frank Zappa


To expand on what I said: of course I have only heard about how bad most pressings were, outside of the two I had before I got this NM version.
I can only compare to the Italian and US pressing of this title, the former from 1981 and the other a first pressing, but this one trumps them in clarity and detail and dynamics, while on top of that, it is a dead silent one, I can only wonder what the first remaster from 1977 sounded like, but I think this Pathe pressing plant was very good, I have other records that came from there in that period and they are spotless! Later they turned out much less quality. But this one, recommended! Other pressings of this great album are mostly quite bad, murky and such!